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Guess Whoo I am for Halloween!

Owl_CostumeI love owls! I’ve actually wanted to be an owl for Halloween since I was a Chi Omega in college and finally got around to sewing a costume, so nicely modeled by Haute Papier‘s very own Kate here!  Since it’s Make-It Monday, click below for the how to! Continue reading

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Sayonara Halloween Candy

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got to stop eating the leftover Halloween candy.  It’s sitting in a beautiful silver bowl on the table in the entry of my kitchen, calling to me everytime I walk in the door.  First it was the Almond Joy, then the Peanut M&Ms and now I’ve dipped into the candies that I don’t even like, I’m just eating them because they’re there.

I did some searching to find the perfect use for all the leftover empty calories, hoping desperately to find something I could make and drop off at a neighbor’s house, so they could eat it instead of me and came across this candy pie (via Serious Eats).



How do you make this ridiculous indulgence you ask?  Simply bake a pie crust, fill with candy and bake at 350 until the candy is duly melted.  Remove from oven and let set.  Serve while still warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Halloween Desserts

Halloween_DessertsLOVE ‘EM!

Here’s where they’re from…
1. Creepy Crawly Spider Brownies from Paula Dean
2. Owl Cupcakes from Real Simple
3. Spider Web Cupcakes from Bakerella
4. Ice Scream Sandwitches from Martha Stewart
5. Tombstone Cookies from Sunset Magazine
6. Mouthless Mummies from Bakerella

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Pumpkin Paperie

Haute_Papier_Halloween_CocktailI know, I’m posting a ton related to ghosts and goblins, but I can’t resist.  I just LOVE the creativity surrounding Halloween!  Yesterday we shared a plethora of pumpkin-inspired papier on Haute Papier’s Blog including templates you can download and print out on your own computer for a Halloween Party.  Here’s a sampling of the cocktail menu.  Visit the Haute Papier Blog for much much more and the downloads!

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Dress up as a Chipotle Burrito!

If you haven’t decided what to be for Halloween, we’ve go the perfect idea… Be a Burrito!!! It you go into a Chipotle between 6-10pm tonight dressed in tin foil, you’ll be rewarded with a free burrito!

And from my experience, even the smallest amount of tin foil seems to warrant a free burrito, so click here for a location near you and get out that tin foil!!

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Happy Halloween!

If you haven’t carved the pumpkins on your front steps yet, visit SpookMaster for free patterns for carving your candidates face.

Have a safe and fun holiday!

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Buzz Bakery’s Boo-Fest

With Halloween right around the corner, Buzz Bakery is bringing back Boo-fest, its annual afternoon extravaganza for kids of all ages, and man’s best friend, too. On Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 2-4PM, little princesses and pirates will decorate spooky sugar cookies, play games and win prizes, while moms and dads enjoy a gratis cup of steamed apple cider. From 4-7PM, Buzz goes to the dogs when the bakery hosts a canine costume and cocktail party, complete with judging and prizes.

Parents can also pick up a new special treat for their cupcake-loving kids: individual cupcake carriers. The molded plastic holders, designed to store individual cupcakes piled high with frosting, are perfect for lunchboxes and after-school snacks. With the $4.95 purchase of a cupcake carrier, guests get a sweet deal: a free cupcake at the time of purchase, and $.25 cents off a cupcake every time they return with their carriers.

Buzz is located at 901 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, VA and is open from 6AM to midnight daily. For more information, please visit the website at www.buzzonslaters.com or call 703-600-2899 (703-600-BUZZ).

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How to: Make Caramel Corn

As a child, I remember my mom making caramel corn balls to give out to the few trick-or-treaters that came to our house on Halloween (living in the country was not conducive to obtaining copious amounts of candy when returning from trick-or-treating especially because the houses are far enough apart that my dad always ended up driving us from house to house).

Back to the caramel corn – my sisters and I would wait impatiently for the caramel to cool enough for us to eat whatever pieces of popcorn weren’t being made into balls. My mom would butter up her hands with a stick of butter as she was finishing stirring the popcorn into the caramel so she could shape the popcorn into balls without having the scalding caramel sticking to her hands. When I made her recipe last week, I decided to forgo dealing with the burning sticking caramel and just spread the popcorn on a cookie sheet. Read on for the recipe!


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Food Related Halloween Costumes

Still desperate for the perfect Halloween costume? Well you don’t have much time left… Here are my picks for a culinary trick-or-treating experience.

A Strip of Bacon
Everyone loves bacon – so why not dress like it! Hey, it’s an easy way to MEAT people – haha For directions on how to, click here.


For more ideas, click below…

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Tip of the Day: Tasty Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween designs… Instead, make a little snack loaded with protein and fiber.

Simply rinse the seeds under cold water and pick up out the pulp and strings. Then place seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle with a little sea salt then bake at 325 degrees until lightly toasted (about 15-20 minutes).


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